Pushing for gender parity. Closing the racial wealth gap. Bringing more Black people, Indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people and other historically marginalized groups into leadership roles. Fighting for social equity and inclusion. Companies and organizations have made commitments to these goals and many more over recent years, but what happens when the rubber meets the road? Commitments are nothing without action and follow-through. That's why TriplePundit takes a solutions journalism approach to covering social change — looking beyond the lofty promises to cover the forward-thinking leaders who are implementing real solutions to big challenges.
Here you'll find in-depth, evidence-based coverage of how leaders in business and beyond are striving for social equity, what that looks like in practice, what's working and what's not. From the grassroots to the C-suite, we take a closer look at how everyone is getting involved, because social solutions can — and do — come from everywhere.
Innovators around the world are bringing more historically marginalized people to the decision-making table — and actually listening to what they say. They're changing their mindsets about outdated systems that don't serve everyone equally. They're moving their money, their power and their attention in new directions that have real potential to create change. They're launching social enterprises, leading nonprofits, forming grassroots organizations in their communities and shaking up big businesses from the inside-out. They're taking bold paths with real promise, but they can't do it alone. Understanding what's happening — and learning from what's succeeded and failed — allows us to support these changemakers and avoid repeating their mistakes when pushing for change ourselves.
From racial inclusion, to gender and LGBTQ+ equity, to community uplift, to global transformation, here you'll find social solutions that engage, inspire and chart a better path forward.
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Tina writes frequently for TriplePundit and other websites, with a focus on military, government and corporate sustainability, clean tech research and emerging energy technologies. She is a former Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and author of books and articles on recycling and other conservation themes.
Mary has reported on sustainability and social impact for over a decade and now serves as executive editor of TriplePundit. She is also the general manager of TriplePundit's Brand Studio, which has worked with dozens of organizations on sustainability storytelling, and VP of content for TriplePundit's parent company 3BL.
Taylor’s work spans print, podcasts, photography and radio. She brings her passion for covering social and environmental issues through the lens of solutions journalism to her work as editorial assistant.